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Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00 PM


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Thursday April 14, 6p
Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani in conversation with Yesomi Umolu, Logan Center Exhibitions Curator
Logan Center for the Arts, room 901
Free and open to the public
Index of the Disappeared is a collaboration between Chitra Ganesh and Mariam Ghani, ongoing since 2004. The Index is both a physical archive of the human costs of post- 9/11 US policies, understood as a series of disappearances - detentions, deportations, renditions, redactions - and a platform for public dialogue around related issues. The Index also produces visual and poetic interventions that circulate fragments of the archive into the wider world.

Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn-based artist widely recognized for her experimental use of comic and large-scale narrative forms to excavate narratives typically absent from canons of history and art. Notable international exhibitions include the Asia Society (2005) in New York, Fondazione Sandretto (2006), Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (2011) and Queens Museum (2013), with solo presentations at PS1/MOMA (2009-10), The Andy Warhol Museum (2011), Gothenberg Kunsthalle (2012) and the Brooklyn Museum (2014).

Mariam Ghani is an artist, writer, and lmmaker. Her work looks at places and moments where social, political, and cultural structures take on visible forms, and has been presented internationally. Notable exhibitions and screenings include the Liverpool Biennial (2004), the Brooklyn Museum (2005), the Tate Modern (2007), the National Gallery (2008), the Sharjah Biennial (2009, 2011), dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), the Rotterdam Film Festival (2013), and the CCCB (2014), with solo presentations at the Museum of Modern Art (2011), the Rogaland Kunsenter (2014), the Saint Louis Art Museum (2015) and the Queens Museum of Art (2016).

Presented in partnership with Logan Center Exhibitions, the Open Practice Committee and the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.

(image credit: Bagram Then & Now, from the series Black Sites I: The Seen Unseen 2015-16)